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Alfred A. Tomatis (1 January 1920 – 25 December 2001) was a French otolaryngologist and inventor. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Paris School of Medicine. His alternative medicine theories of hearing and listening are known as the Tomatis method or Audio-Psycho-Phonology (APP).


Bruce Bookman for Medium mentioned how people shouldn't waste a dime on this bogus treatment for learning disabilities, "My older son has some learning disabilities and my ex-wife and I had been searching for a school that can focus on his needs. We had a top candidate, but one big red flag had me concerned. They employ the Tomatis Method sound therapy. And the concern that I had is that this method has little to no strong scientific evidence of efficacy. The official Tomatis video is full of poor science including: - The ear is involved in 90% of the sensory information that stimulates our brain. - Poor listening will compromise the balance of the body and the vitality of the brain. - The ear has an energizing function and contains organs that play the role of energy supplier to the cortex. - When hearing is disturbed this can lead to mistakes, increased fatigue, irritability and a withdraw from communication.

Ear as 90% of sensory input: I could find no scientific citation that backs up this idea that the ear is responsible for 90% of the stimuli to the brain. And on the face of it, the idea seems rather absurd. In essence, it is saying that only 10% of all stimuli coming to the brain is coming from sight, smell, taste, and touch.

Did they forget the deaf?: You could consider the video extremely offensive in its claims about how failed hearing can lead to fatigue and withdrawal. There are plenty of people in this world without the ability to hear who have a happy and successful life that doesn't include serious issues with fatigue and isolation.

Balance and vitality: There is no question that portions of the ear are heavily involved in balance. However, can deaf people walk? Well, of course. This claim from the video seems to be designed to put fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) into your mind so you think there are dire consequences from not using the therapy. And do deaf people have a problem with “vitality”? This whole idea about balance and vitality being disrupted due to hearing is baseless.

Energizing Ear: The ear has an energizing function? I must have missed that in all the biology classes I took while earning my B.S. in Biological Sciences. Also, this idea suffers the problem of not defining what energizing might mean. The ear cannot provide chemical energy, usually obtained through food, to the brain. Exactly how would the ear energize?"

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